We believe our people are our principal asset. It is their talent, expertise, motivation and commitment which drives and enhances our continued success. We value each individual within our workforce. Everyone has the opportunity to make the most of their skills and abilities and our people are supported in this through a mentoring scheme and full on the job coaching and training.

In essence, we encourage excellence and high personal integrity from all our staff, in all their activities. Ongoing training and personal development is at the core of this ethos. In return we offer a competitive salary, a contributory company pension scheme and a range of other benefits. If you are interested in working for us, please view the list of current vacancies.

We are are currently looking for:

Company: Colne Valley Mechanical Limited.

Role: Colne Valley Mechanical Limited are looking for a mechanical estimator to join the Essex team. The estimator will be responsible for establishing mechanical tenders ranging from £0.5 – 5m M&E value. They will be working from specifications and architectural / services design drawings and ensure estimates are prepared to a high standard. They will obtain competitive and accurate quotations and will be able to build up cost plans with minimal design information. The estimator will also be expected to liaise with clients, contractors and suppliers as well as attending meetings.

Location: Whilst based in the Colchester office the successful candidate may be required to travel to site on occasion and therefore, a full driving licence is essential.
Qualifications: Previous experience as a mechanical estimator in the commercial and new housing sector is necessary, mechanical qualifications are beneficial.
Attributes / Skills: The ideal candidate will need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic with excellent communication skills and the confidence and ability to work across all levels, using their own initiative.

We Offer: A competitive salary, travel expenses (if appropriate), 20 days holiday (+8 public holiday), profit related pay scheme, private health care, life insurance, pension scheme with 5% employers contribution. An excellent working environment with opportunities for career progression and further personal development.

If you would like to apply for any of the current vacancies or simply submit your details

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We work with several local technical colleges in the development of apprenticeships, to find, train and produce the engineers of the future. We take on up to ten new apprentices a year in line with business growth on both mechanical and electrical services.

​Our apprentices will gain a thorough structured training within the industry and on completion of the course will be awarded a NVQ Level 3 in the relevant vocation.

  • Induction and health & safety briefing with a Project Director
  • Mentoring by a qualified engineer or supervisor
  • Regular reviews by the college and their associated company line manager
  • Basic tool kit and all PPE on starting
  • One day a week paid college day at their local technical college
  • Support and advise

Register your interest for further information on our modern apprenticeship schemes.